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Isaacson's real Renaissance Man

Book review of 'Leonardo da Vinci'

Jennifer Senior | NYT 

Leonardo da Vinci By Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster Illustrated; 599 pages; $35 Because Walter Isaacson has made a cottage industry of writing about Renaissance men, it’s no surprise, really, that he’s finally landed on a subject from the actual Renaissance. Like the other idols in Isaacson’s gallery of polymaths and visionaries — Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs — Leonardo da Vinci was born with extra bundles of receptors, attuned to frequencies his peers could not hear and capable of making connections no one else could see, ...

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 22:41 IST